Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 graphics enclosure ships in April for $500

Razer at CES 2016 unveiled the Razer Core, a plug and play external graphics enclosure along with the ultrabook Blade Stealth. Now at GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2016, Razer has announced the full specifications, pricing and availability details of Razer Core.

The Razer Core is an external graphics enclosure that can be plugged with a compatible laptop to connect desktop-class graphic cards, turning it into a gaming rig, and utilize the increased graphical power, to experience far superior performance then that of notebook. Note that, it does not have a built-in graphics card.

The Razer Core supports a single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics cards. It connects with the laptop via a single Thunderbolt 3/USB-C cable and also houses 4 x USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet.

Physical installation of a graphics card into the Raze core requires no tools. It has a durable aluminium housing that slides open, a using a single screw (included) secures the graphics card in place.

At launch the Razer Core Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Blade (w/ Thunderbolt 3) as part of beta program. Currently, it will support NVIDIAs GeForce GTX GPUs and AMD Radeon graphics cards.  

Qualified AMD Radeon graphics cards (AMD XConnect supported with Blade Stealth):
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano
  • AMD Radeon R9 300 Series
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • AMD Radeon R9 290
  • AMD Radeon R9 280
Supported NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (as part of beta program):
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
Razer Core is priced $399 with the purchase of a compatible Razer notebook or $499 if purchased separately. It can be pre-ordered via Razerzone.com, and the shipping will start in April,


Kaiser Bey
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Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 graphics enclosure ships in April for $500 Razer Core Thunderbolt 3 graphics enclosure ships in April for $500 Reviewed by Kaiser on 3/17/2016 11:15:00 PM
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